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What Is The Difference Between Video Conferencing And Video Collaboration

U.S. businesses execute millions of video conferences daily, but only a fraction of those involve true collaboration. As collaboration drives better problem solving, communication and team morale, it is important for teams to collaborate when possible.

Many video conferences suffer from the same problems that many professionals have with in-person meetings. There may be too much talking and not much showing, or there may be too little structure. Even when a meeting is productive, if there is no one taking notes for follow-through, then it’s likely not very productive after all.

Collaboration tools help resolve these extremely common issues, and they are useful even when people can’t sit in the same room. Video collaboration tools can help bring teamwork back to your teams.

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Users Guide to Telecommuting

How can organizations switch to telecommuting?

Business owners are accustomed to solving challenges as they arise, and many will turn to telecommuting to solve new challenges emerging from COVID-19. Telecommuting protects employees and companies during periods of uncertainty, ensuring your business can keep operating even during a crisis.

Telecommuting is driven by video conferencing, as it allows employees and their managers to have a face-to-face conversation when needed. In the past, video conferencing was limited by quality, connectivity and usability issues, but these have been resolved. Continue reading “Users Guide to Telecommuting”

What Is Soundmasking And What Benefits Does It Offer?

Soundmasking technology reduces the impact that ambient noise has on workers’ attention and comfort. According to research published by the University of Sydney, excessive noise is the top complaint for 50 percent of people working in an open office. As open office plans are becoming more popular, the need for soundmasking technology is increasing.

With a soundmasking system in place, ambient office noise (most of which is conversation) doesn’t spread as far, so it’s not as distracting and affects fewer people.

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What Equipment And Technology Is Needed For The Best Video Conferencing System?

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Every video conferencing system relies on a combination of audio and video technology to deliver excellent call quality. The best video conferencing systems are also easy to use, loaded with features that improve the conferencing experience, and come with robust content sharing options. Continue reading “What Equipment And Technology Is Needed For The Best Video Conferencing System?”

How Do Video Conferencing Systems Support A Distributed Workforce?

Video conferencing systems solve the communication problems that are common to distributed workforces. It’s difficult to maintain productive communications with remote employees, as the important nonverbal cues, like body language and facial expressions are unable to be seen. Video conferencing brings these nonverbal cues back into the conversation, which keeps a distributed workforce unified and collaborating. Continue reading “How Do Video Conferencing Systems Support A Distributed Workforce?”

Web Conferencing Has Changed How Businesses Do Meetings

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According to a survey arranged by Poly (formerly Polycom), professionals that have adopted web conferencing use it at least once a week for their meetings. In that same survey, 96 percent of respondents said that web conferencing improves productivity with remote teams. This meeting method has revolutionized the way people communicate, especially in a professional setting, and everyone benefits from the technology – including professionals, employers and potential clients. Continue reading “Web Conferencing Has Changed How Businesses Do Meetings”

There’s More Than One Way To Set Up Video Conference Rooms

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There are endless options on setting up video conference rooms. Which one works best for your company will depend on the size of the room, how frequently conferencing technology is used, the room’s acoustics and the kind of technology your team is comfortable with. Video conference room setups range from the minimalist, single-display approach found in huddle rooms to immersive telepresence systems that may look like they belong in a sci-fi movie. Continue reading “There’s More Than One Way To Set Up Video Conference Rooms”